Have you ever wanted to start a book blog but thought you couldn’t do it, you don’t have enough money, no one will read it…
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Hang on for just one second this is beginning to sound an awful lot like your inner monologue getting in the way and we’ve decided to stop letting this get in the way, right?
Good, with that out of the way let us let you into a little secret. You don’t need a lot to start a book blog in fact you hardly need anything at all.
Actually we’ll go a step further than this – if you’re able to read this post and you’re here – right now, you know, actually reading it we’re going to take punt and say you have all you need to get started.
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1. A love of books
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If you’re reading this you probably already have a love of books and a desire to talk about them, maybe you don’t have enough people to discuss this with in real life making a book blog an ideal vehicle. To get you started you can talk about the books you love already.
Don’t worry if you can’t afford the latest books or if your local library doesn’t stock them (ours doesn’t). You’re just getting started, you’re practicing your style, your love of books will shine through. You can worry about the latest books later and in the meantime they might very well find their way to you!
2. Access to a computer
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We don’t even mean you have to own a computer. We do literally mean have access to a computer – this can be at school or you’re local library. You’ll need this so you can post to your blog and connect with other readers, bloggers and even authors and publicists.
To maximise the time you have on a computer you can write posts by hand first and type them up when you get to a PC.
3. Access to the internet
This is really connected to the above and all the above points apply here.
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And that really is all you need
With access to the internet you can set up an email address, setup a free WordPress or Blogger account and get started – seriously if you can use Word you have all the skills you’ll need to get started and if you have a love of books on top of this nothing can get in your way.
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We’ll be posting more of these guides over the next few weeks, if there’s anything you would like us to cover let us know and we’ll see what we can do!
*No cats were harmed in the making of this post.